Hate crime

Hate crime can be related to disability, race or nationality, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

Abuse can be verbal, physical or emotional and include attack to property, written notes, emails and text messages.

Victims can now report hate crime confidentially and receive practical and emotional support, if wanted, via our Council or a 24 hour helpline, as well as to the police:

Reporting hate crime

  • Thames Valley Police:
    Call: 101
  • West Oxfordshire District Council:
    Call: 01993 861000
  • Stop Hate UK 24 hour helpline:
    Call: 0800 138 1625
  • Visit Stop hate website

With the victim’s consent, details of any incident can be passed to the police, Victim Support or other helpful agencies.

Why you should report hate crime

The information you provide may help the police stop offenders. Left unreported, the offenders are free to commit similar crimes to other people.

 For more information

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • HALT (Homophobia Awareness Liaison Team): 01865 243389
  • Oxfordshire Race Equality Council: 01865 815239
  • Northern Oxfordshire Victim Support: 01295 277990
  • Citizens Advice Bureau: 08444 111 444

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB